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Thursday   (19 January 2017)
2300
Overcast
Temperature (°C)
9
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5
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10%
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WSW 22 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG
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88%
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Offshore Sea State* [Beta] arrow down
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0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Friday   (20 January 2017)
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Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 5
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4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
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WSW 25 32 SW 23 32 SW 23 31 SW 24 32 WSW 22 29 WSW 21 28 WSW 22 29 WSW 20 27 WSW 20 25 WSW 20 26 WSW 19 25 SW 19 24 WSW 18 23 WSW 17 22 SW 16 20 SW 15 19 SW 14 18 SSW 12 15 SSW 10 13 S 9 12 SSE 9 12 SSE 7 11 SSE 8 14 S 9 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G VG G
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87% 88% 90% 91% 90% 88% 88% 88% 88% 88% 85% 85% 84% 85% 85% 86% 86% 87% 86% 87% 92% 93% 93% 94%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Saturday   (21 January 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Sunny day Sunny day Mist Fog
Temperature (°C)
5 5 5 5 5 5 4 3
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1 2 2 1 2 1 0 0
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<5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 20% 20%
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S 12 17 SSE 11 16 S 8 11 S 10 14 S 11 15 S 10 15 S 10 15 SSW 8 11
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G G G G VG G P VP
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94% 93% 93% 95% 90% 92% 93% 92%
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Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Sunday   (22 January 2017)
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Fog Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
3 4 3 4 6 6 6 6
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0 0 0 0 2 3 2 3
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20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
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SSW 9 12 SSW 11 14 SW 10 14 SSW 10 14 WSW 12 16 W 12 16 WNW 12 16 WNW 12 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VP M G M VG G VG VG
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90% 85% 88% 89% 82% 82% 78% 76%
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Offshore Sea State* [Beta] arrow down
Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Monday   (23 January 2017)
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Temperature (°C)
6 6 6 6 7 6 5 5
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2 2 3 3 3 2 1 0
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20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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WNW 13 18 WNW 13 18 W 12 17 WSW 14 19 WSW 15 21 SW 14 19 SSW 15 20 SSW 16 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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82% 79% 78% 79% 80% 81% 83% 84%
On or Off Shore Winds [BETA] arrow down
Offshore Sea State* [Beta] arrow down
Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Tuesday   (24 January 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
5 5 5 6 7 8 8 8
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0 0 0 1 2 4 3 3
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<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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SSW 18 24 SSW 19 26 SSW 22 29 SSW 23 31 SSW 22 29 SSW 23 31 SSW 22 30 SSW 23 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
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84% 87% 87% 86% 84% 83% 84% 84%
On or Off Shore Winds [BETA] arrow down
Offshore Sea State* [Beta] arrow down
Moderate Moderate Moderate Rough Rough Rough Rough Rough
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Wednesday   (25 January 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7
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3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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SSW 23 31 S 23 32 S 25 34 S 26 35 S 28 38 S 29 41 S 31 44 S 32 45
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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83% 84% 82% 79% 75% 77% 80% 80%
On or Off Shore Winds [BETA] arrow down
Offshore Sea State* [Beta] arrow down
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Issued at: 2200 on Thu 19 Jan 2017

Forecast summary

Regional forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Mainly dry and mostly cloudy on Friday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy with a few spots of rain, mainly over northern parts of Shetland. Some clearer spells may develop, more especially for southern Orkney. Another mild night with fresh southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Friday:

Most places will be dry and cloudy with just a little brightness, most likely over Orkney. Fresh southwest winds although a little lighter than today. Maximum Temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Quiet spell of weather through the weekend and into next week but still a lot of cloud around and some patchy rain. Best chance of any brighter conditions across Orkney.

Updated at: 1520 on Thu 19 Jan 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy skies for many. Clear and cold in the south.

This Evening and Tonight:

Overnight it will stay cloudy and frost-free for many, although with mist and fog patches for some. Colder with frosts under clear skies across southern England and south Wales, and also parts of north-east Scotland.

Friday:

A brighter day for parts of Wales and Northern Scotland, and continuing sunshine across much of southern England. Elsewhere it'll be mostly cloudy but mainly dry.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mostly settled and dry but rather cloudy and cold, with some bright spells. Some light showers are possible, these perhaps wintry for parts of England and Wales.

Updated at: 1415 on Thu 19 Jan 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 24 Jan 2017 to Thursday 2 Feb 2017:

On Tuesday and Wednesday most places should be dry with sunny spells, although there is a risk of fog at times in the south. It will be windier in the west with outbreaks of rain gradually moving east. Temperatures will be quite cold for many, but milder later in the west. During the rest of the period, milder, unsettled conditions are expected to affect most of the country. Bands of rain will cross the country, interspersed with brighter, showery interludes. It will become windy with gales likely at times, especially in the north-west. The heaviest rain is likely in northern and western areas, with drier conditions in the south-east. Temperatures should be around average to mild, although there is a low chance of the south-east keeping colder than average conditions.

Updated at: 1207 on Thu 19 Jan 2017

UK Outlook for Friday 3 Feb 2017 to Friday 17 Feb 2017:

Looking ahead to the start of February confidence is fairly low. However, the most likely scenario is that Atlantic low pressure systems will continue to bring spells of wet and windy weather to all at times, though this will be interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. Temperatures will generally be around average for this time of year, though with occasional milder spells associated with the unsettled weather. It looks increasingly likely that an area of high pressure will begin to become dominant again towards the middle of February, bringing more settled conditions with the return of overnight frost and patches of fog, although the chance of very cold conditions developing is low.

Updated at: 1209 on Thu 19 Jan 2017